Always exciting when newcomers start their gruelling six months probationary periods as Yeoman Warders.
YW Benson, 46, was born and raised in Stockton-on-Tees and currently lives in Leighton Buzzard with his wife and is father to three children. Before joining the Tower of London, he served with the Yorkshire Regiment (formerly a Green Howard) for 28 years. He has served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Germany amongst others.
Since leaving the army in 2010, he has worked for Help for Heroes, The Prince’s Trust and the Army Reserves. Outside of learning more about the Tower’s history, he enjoys football, walking his two dogs and socialising with friends and family. There is more about Daniel on http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-03-20/ex-army-man-from-stockton-becomes-latest-beefeater/ . Click here for details about Poppies, Pomp and People